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Local DD board praised by state
Thursday, August 2, 2018
State officials recently recognized the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities as a first-rate provider helping individuals achieve independence. John Martin, the state’s developmental disabilities director, accredited Erie County’s agency, allowing area workers to keep serving clients an additional three years through September 2021.
 
DD board discusses finances; ESC preps new school
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
In a meeting late last week with the Star Beacon’s editorial board, DD board officials offered financials indicating why it chose to close Happy Hearts School late last year, and why it still needed to seek new levy money this November. “There is no reasonable way for Ashtabula DD to continue to fund its state-mandated programs without
 
DCBDD seeking approval of continuous levy
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
All three county commissioners approved placing a new 0.4-mill continuous levy on the November ballot to support Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ (DCBDD) increasing enrollment and demand for services. “We serve about 2,500 people in the county,” DCBDD Superintendent Kristine Hodge told commissioners Monday morning
 
Ohio passes on option to delay controversial Medicaid ‘electronic verification’ systems
Monday, July 30, 2018
Ohio won’t be taking advantage of new legislation that allows states to delay for a year the required implementation of “electronic visit verification” systems, which use technology to log the visits of home-health workers and personal-care aides. The decision by the Ohio Department of Medicaid to stick to the current timeline disappoints
 
Delaware County to seek tax increase for services for disabled
Monday, July 30, 2018
As Delaware County grows, so does the need for services for disabled people. The Delaware County commissioners voted Monday to place a proposed tax increase on the Nov. 6 ballot to provide services for the county’s 2,500 clients, most of them children. The proposal will be sent to the county’s board of elections for review and certification.
 
Women are family by choice
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Before Dorothy Perkins' older brother died, Gloria Kerns made him the promise that Perkins would always be taken care of. Kerns has been a live-in provider for Perkins for 21 years, a pretty unprecedented time frame according to officials with Coshocton County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Kerns works as an independent provider. Perkins has Down
 
Board of DD awards grant to East Guernsey Schools
Sunday, July 29, 2018
The Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently awarded East Guernsey School District a mini grant of $11,293.34. This grant will provide sensory equipment to classrooms throughout the district as well as an entrepreneurial opportunity for the high school. High school students who both programs support will now have the opportunity to
 
Professional football players attend Legends of Football camp
Friday, July 27, 2018
Several professional football players were in the area recently to take part in the Legends of Football and Cheerleading Inclusive Camp. Officials of the Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities said they would like to thank the Legends Foundation for helping make the Legends of Football and Cheer-leading Inclusive Camp possible once again.
 
VFW Auxiliary Donates to Special Olympics
Friday, July 27, 2018
The West Milton VFW Auxiliary recently donated $5,000 to Miami County Special Olympics, which is organized and run by the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities (also known as Riverside). In March, the VFW hosted its 30th annual fundraiser for Miami County Special Olympics, resulting in the donation. Since 1988, funds raised by the club have been
 
DD board moves for levy renewal
Friday, July 27, 2018
The Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities voted Thursday to seek renewal of its existing half-mill levy on the November ballot, after county commissioners rejected a proposal for a replacement 1.25-mill levy Wednesday. The county budget commission, comprised of county Auditor Roger Corlett, Treasurer Dawn Cragon and Prosecutor Nicholas
 
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